Cooperative Patent Classification

CPC Definition - Subclass B26B

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HAND-HELD CUTTING TOOLS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR (for harvesting A01D; for horticulture, for forestry A01G; for butchering or meat treatment A22; for manufactering or repairing footwear A43D; nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; kitchen equipment A47J; {vegetable slicers, julienne cutters and similar devices and holders therefor, B26D 3/28}; for surgical purposes A61B; for metal B23D; cutting by abrasive fluid jets B24C 5/02; plier-like tools with cutting edges B25B 7/22; pincers B25C 11/02; handles for hand implements, in general B25G; guillotine-type cutters B26D; {perforating by non-mechanical means, e.g. by fluid jet, B26F 1/26}; for erasing B43L 19/00; for textile materials D06H)
Definition statement

This place covers:

  • Hand knives, hand shears, scissors, axes, hatchets in general
  • Hair cutting devices such as hair clippers, dry shavers and wet shave razors
  • Hand-held cutting tools involving disc blades or annular blades
  • Guards and sheaths for hand-held cutting tools
  • Arrangements for guiding hand-held cutting tools
References
Limiting references

This place does not cover:

Scrapers with blades

Handsaws

B27D21/00

Scrapers for finishing work on buildings

References out of a residual place

Examples of places in relation to which this place is residual:

Hand-held cutting tools for harvesting

Hand-held cutting tools for horticultural purposes

Knives for slaughtering

Hand-held cutting tools for manufacturing or repairing footwear

Surgical knives or scissors

Hand-held metal cutting devices

Plier-like tools with cutting edges

Hand-held tube cutters

Vegetable cutters

Hand-held cutting tools for removing insulation or armouring from cables

Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Guillotine-type cutters for cigars

Methods of cutting hair

Hair removing by depilation or singeing

Containers and stands for shaving devices

Nail clippers or cutters

Kitchen equipment

Electric toothbrushes

Cosmetics and shaving compositions for skin

Making of razor blades

Hand tools for grinding, polishing or stropping

Portable power-driven hand tools

Pincers

Combination or multi-purpose tools

Handles for hand implements

Cutting machines and details thereof

Guillotine-type cutters

Heat treatment for knives, scissors or like hand-cutting tools

Coating metallic material

Dynamo-electric machines/motors

Hand knives with adjustable blade; Pocket knives (B26B 11/00 takes precedence)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand knives or pocket knives with adjustable blade, wherein the blade is movable but not detachable from the knife.

References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Hand knives or pocket knives with additional tools or functions, e.g. as swiss knives

Example from US 2010/0242287 A1 by Eugene Gregg Jameson

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Hand knives with fixed blades {(handles, attaching the handles B25G)}
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand knives wherein the blade is neither movable nor detachable

References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Handles and attaching handles in general

Example from WO 03/101680 A1 by Calphalon Corporation

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Hand knives with one or more detachable blades
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand knives or cutters with detachable blades, the blades may be also detachable from a movable blade carrier as shown in the example below

Example from US 2009/0165309 A1 by William Kamb et al.

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Hand knives with reciprocating motor-driven blades
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand knives with one motor driven reciprocating or vibrating blade or with two or more counter-reciprocating blades

Example from US 4,711,030 by Robert B. Ruston, Sr.

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Blades for hand knives
Definition statement

This place covers:

Features of knife blades and/or knife blade edges

Example from US 2006/0101649 A1 by Chen Fen Chen

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Hand knives combined with other implements, e.g. with corkscrew, with scissors, with writing implement (combined table-ware A47G 21/06)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand knives or pocket knives with additional tools or functions, e.g. as swiss knives

References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Combined tableware

Example from DE 197 45 510 A1 by Werner Neuenschwander

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Hand shears; Scissors
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from WO 02/32631 A1 by Adachi Kogyo, Inc.

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Hand-held shears with motor-driven blades
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand-held shears with motor driven blades or wherein the movement of the fingers may be supported by drive means

Example from US 2005/0160606 A1 by Ching Hsiu Yao

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Hand cutting tools {, i.e. with the cutting action actuated by muscle power} with two jaws which come into abutting contact (nail clippers or cutters A45D 29/02; joints therefor B25B 7/06)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand cutting tools wherein the two abutting cutting jaws may be arranged longitudinally or perpendicular to the handles

References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Nail clippers or cutters

Joints for pliers

Example from EP 0 497 508 A2 by Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company; E.T.M. Corporation

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Clippers or shavers operating with a plurality of cutting edges, e.g. hair clippers, dry shavers
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from US 5,054,199 by Hitoshi Ogawa et al.

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Razors of the open or knife type; Safety razors or other shaving implements of the planing type; Hair-trimming devices involving a razor-blade; Equipment therefor
Definition statement

This place covers:

Example from US 2005/0198841 A1 by Charles B. Worrick III

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Axes; Hatchets {(attaching of the handles B25G)}
References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Attaching of the handles

Example from US 2005/0102845 A1 by Edgar A. Dallas et al.

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Hand cutting tools involving disc blades, e.g. motor-driven (details or components, e.g. casings, bodies, of portable power-driven tools not particularly related to the operation performed B25F 5/00)
Definition statement

This place covers:

Hand cutting tools wherein the disc blades may be manually rotated or by additional driving means

Example from US 2009/0183378 A1 by David C. Eby et al.

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Hand cutting tools not provided for in the preceding groups, e.g. finger rings for cutting string, devices for cutting by means of wires
Definition statement

This place covers:

Handheld cutting tools which are completely different from knives, scissors or shavers, e.g. as the string cutter below for cutting out a windscreen

Example from US 2003/0217471 A1 by Chun Po Huang

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Guards or sheaths {or guides} for hand cutting tools; Arrangements for guiding hand cutting tools (guards for hair clippers or dry shavers B26B 19/38)
References
Informative references

Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Guards for hair clippers or dry shavers

Example from US 6,202,529 B1 by Gerry Grant Hodsdon

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